Author Information

Author Name:

Lou Corsetti

Author School:

Riverwood High School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:

Ball Movement

Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:

Skill, Conditioning

Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Full Field

Skill Level:




To practice transition offense and defense.

Description of Drill-Execution

Coach rolls out a ground ball towards wing players M1 and M2. The winner of the ground ball looks for the break midfielder (M3) and passes the ball to him for a 4v3 fast break. After a set time or number of passes, the chaser (M4) is released and a 4v4 is played, M1 and M2 drop out of the drill after the first pass is made.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. Ball Movement
  2. Passing and Catching
  3. Long Passes
  4. Sliding and Crashing
  5. Transition Offense and Defense

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

Allow all players to play all positions. Run drill at both ends of the field to maximize player involvement. After a set time, if the offense does not score add a defensive player. Allow M1 and M2 to play creating a 5v4 to 5v5 situation. Allow one shot or set time for a shot before beginning a new group.